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Revealed: The favourite names for Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby

Mary is the new favourite name for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby, according to bookmakers.

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BBC handout photo of a car that was being driven by Top Gear presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan in Monaco, as they have escaped without injury after it burst into flames during filming.

Top Gear presenters escape dramatic car fire in Monte Carlo

Top Gear presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan escaped without injury after a car they were driving in Monaco burst into flames during filming.

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Photo issued by Sea Life Manchester of Loo the terrapin, as bosses at the sea life centre have said that flushed away pet terrapins are damaging pond life and waterfowl.

Why people are flushing away their pet terrapins - and why they need to stop

Flushed away pet terrapins are damaging pond life and waterfowl, according to bosses at a sea life centre.

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Would you apply for the job of beer taster?

Revealed: The most viewed job ads on LinkedIn in 2017 (including beer tasting and working for Royalty)

Royal fans made a LinkedIn job advert for a press officer working for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry the most viewed vacancy on the site last year.

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photo issued by the RSPCA who have been inundated with budgies after rescuing nearly 400 of the birds from just one home. PA

Want a budgie? RSPCA appeals for new owners after rescuing 400 birds from just one home

The RSPCA have been inundated with budgies after rescuing nearly 400 of the birds from just one home.

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Brits think the Angel of the North is a restaurant and Lands End is a kingdom in Game of Thrones

The Angel of the North is a Michelin starred restaurant, Stonehenge is in Hampshire and Land’s End is a kingdom in the TV series Game of Thrones, according to a poll of Brits.

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Money worries could drive more than one in 10 married couples to split this year, according to a new study. PA

'Divorce day': Why relationships are more likely to fall apart on January 8

Money worries could drive more than one in 10 married couples to split this year, according to new research released on 'divorce day'.
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Is your pet's name among the most popular in the UK?

Revealed: The most popular pet names for cats, dogs, fish, birds, horses and reptiles

The most popular pet names in the UK are Charlie, Bella and Poppy for the second year in a row, according to a new survey.
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A suitcase full of crisps was among the most bizarre items found in Leeds Travelodge hotels

From a suitcase full of crisps to a cheque for £5,782: The bizarre items left behind in Leeds Travelodge hotels

The most bizarre items left behind in Leeds Travelodge hotels has been revealed by the company.

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Wild goose chase! Watch hilarious video of police chasing birds that blocked road in Sowerby Bridge

A police officer posted this funny footage on Twitter of geese blocking a road in Sowerby Bridge before the Thin Blue Line steps in to shoo them away.
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Bell End residents appeal for new street name

A petition has been launched to change the name of a street after residents described it as “offensive”.

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North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue photo taken after officers rescued a 12-week-old kitten from inside a living room sofa at a family home in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.

Firefighters chop up North Yorkshire family's sofa to free trapped kitten

A 12-week-old kitten was rescued from inside a living room sofa after fire officers chopped it up with hacksaws and hydraulic cutters.

Yorkshire
One of the images posted on Twitter by Poundland which also carried a rude message.

Poundland accused of 'misusing' Twinings tea bags in vulgar Christmas-themed tweets

Tea company Twinings has accused Poundland of "misusing" its product after the budget retailer used the brand's teabags in one of a series of vulgar Christmas-themed tweets.

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Yorkshire puddings are great at every time of the year.

Yorkshire answers: You SHOULD have Yorkshire puddings on your Christmas dinner

Never mind Brexit and devolution, Yorkshire is also divided when it comes to its well-known puddings and Christmas dinner.

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Are you ready for Christmas?

How Christmassy are you?

Answer these questions to discover just how Christmassy you are.

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Do you love the Greggs Festive Bake enough to want one of these?

Greggs has bottled its festive bake flavour

Greggs customers can now enjoy the taste of Christmas all year round after the business bottled its festive bake flavour.
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Leeds Kitty Cafe opens its doors after £500k refurb of old Yorkshire Bank

The much anticipated opening of the Kitty Cafe in Leeds takes place today after the finishing touches have been put on a £500,000 refurbishment.

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Have you been breaking the law?

Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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Drinking red wine makes people feel 'sexy but tired'

Drinking red wine may elicit conflicting responses of feeling both sexy and tired, a new study suggests.

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Cone you believe this?

A man has been caught on camera wearing an odd choice of head gear in Scarborough.

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